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* Autism Specialist Teaching Institute
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* Autism Specialist Teaching Institute
The origins of our diet-related approach to Autismby Sandra and Max Desorgher
In 1988, Sandra adopted Sara, a 5 year old autistic girl. Using a unique blend of dietary, behavioral and educational stretegies,
Sara made great strides. In 1994, while investigating her own food sensitivities, Sandra began to understand the relationship between carotenes and the immune
system, and how a developing foetus can make a choice to treat carotenes as a pathogen. She and Sara both embarked on a journey of discovery,
and the 'lutein-free diet' was born. Since 1995, she travelled far and wide to share her experience of healing and recovery. Thousands of families
professionals and experts in the field of autism have attended her lectures, and the stories of recovery continue.
Sandra has continued her research into pigment metabolism,
immunomodulation, epigenetics and human evolution. Many of her writings can be found on this website.
Combined recovery program
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Articles and booksThe Power of Exile: Autism, a Journey to Recovery
Read extracts from, and order an online pdf version of our book on autism recovery
The Desorgher Method
'A holistic approach to bringing about emotional, spiritual, mental and physical well-being in people suffering under the condition of autism.'
Autism, Pigments and the Immune System
Autism - The Vaccine Connection (pdf)
Much more at: WCAP Literature
The outcome of ten years of research into autism
culminating in a totally new model of cause, treatment and recovery. It
tells how Sandra Johnson (now Desorgher), a highly trained 'Professional
Parent', Nutritionist and Researcher from North Carolina, discovered the
key to unlocking this mysterious condition by investigating the effects
of plant pigments on the immune system. Her success with bringing
hundreds of autistic children to recovery by means of a 'lutein-free
diet' developed in accordance with sound nutritional principles has
brought her world recognition.'
The outcome of ten years of research into autism culminating in a totally new model of cause, treatment and recovery. It tells how Sandra Johnson (now Desorgher), a highly trained 'Professional Parent', Nutritionist and Researcher from North Carolina, discovered the key to unlocking this mysterious condition by investigating the effects of plant pigments on the immune system. Her success with bringing hundreds of autistic children to recovery by means of a 'lutein-free diet' developed in accordance with sound nutritional principles has brought her world recognition.'
The book begins with a brief history of Sara, an autistic mentally retarded child, who lands in an emergency care home at the tender age of five after medical evaluations determine her to be also a sexually abused child. We then meet Sandra (author), a married woman trained as a 'Professional Parent' who was willing to take this wild child into her home. The story continues through Sara's struggles and the family's challenges of raising and caring for Sara - the particular challenges of autism coupled with attachment disorder and mental retardation, sometimes humorous but always touching the heart. The early chapters include details of Sara's personal life - the evaluations, traumas and challenges.
The story develops as Sara is transformed to a child who, at the age of 11 and within weeks of starting a special diet program, no longer shows the signs of autism or mental retardation. Sara emerges as a 'social butterfly', as Sandra's discoveries lead to a new and controversial therapy and a new understanding of autism. Sara's awakening leads to travels among the autism 'experts' and speaking engagements at conferences in the US. Other autistic children begin this same approach and soon there are autistic people from around the globe who are waking up. Sara's story is put to paper and needs professional editing. Max, a professional translator who has been interested in autism and alternative healing for many years, comes to America and teams up with Sandra, and together with Sandra and Sara they enter into the world of autism traveling and working in India, the Middle East, the UK and finally Africa. "By denying what is known about autism and not taking measures to unite the treatment approaches which are available now, we are keeping individuals with autism isolated from an environment of potential recovery." "The first step towards recovery, say the Desorghers, is to seek biomedical intervention by way of nourishing the body with the right nutrients. It is only when the body begins to heal that the mind starts to work. Above all, the critical element in the long, rocky road to recovery is a touch of love."
Max and Sandra Desorgher
World Community Autism Program
WCAP is at the
forefront of the movement
Asperger's abuse inquiry pledged
The UK government is to investigate claims that increasing
numbers of parents of children with Asperger's Syndrome
are being falsely accused of abuse.
"I Demand The Right To Clear My Name"
by Dr. Andrew Wakefield
"What upsets me enormously is the lack of care for the children affected by autism and bowel disorders in the UK. Crucially, there should be a centre where children can get appropriate clinical care and the origins of their disease can be investigated, as they now can here. But sadly, this just is not happening in the UK . . . The situation in the UK is so entrenched and hostile - despite the fact that our findings have been confirmed in other quarters recently. However, the Government is determined not to let any aspect of findings in relation to this matter move forward."
FIRST AUTISM-VACCINE LINK: HOW HANNAH MADE HISTORY
of Excellence' Community models
'The communities we envision include centers offering short- and medium-term therapeutic transition programs. The aim is not to remove the children from home and put them in boarding schools, but to provide a release from the environments of school and home that are leading to frustration and anger. The release can be for a few days to a few months, but the goal is to transition into a new situation where the child is on the way to becoming a young adult, with some independence, experience of the world, emotional maturity, better social skills and awareness of self. The centers would offer dietary, behavioral and educational programs, practical skills development, social skills training, crafts, outward-bound expeditions, sports and leisure activities.'
Autism: Dietary Treatment Options
Describes in detail how vaccination
altered human immunity, and the consequences for all our lives. As this
altered immunity is passed on, each generation makes new immunogenetic
adaptations in an attempt to protect the developing fetus and which can be
seen in the host of new immunological disorders emerging in each new
generation. One of these adaptations is called autism.
Non-vaccinated children show lower rates of autism, diabetes and asthma
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
"Africa, as the news media never tires of telling us, has become ground zero of the AIDS epidemic. The clinical definition of AIDS in Africa, however, is stunningly broad and generic, and was seemingly designed to be little other than a signal for funding. It is in no way comparable to Western definitions. The “Bangui definition” of AIDS was established in the city of Bangui in the Central African Republic, at a conference in 1985. The definition requires neither a positive HIV test nor a low T-cell count, as in the West, but only the presence of chronic diarrhea, fever, significant weight loss, and asthenia, as well as other minor symptoms. These happen to be the symptoms of chronic malnutrition, malaria, parasitic infections, and other common African illnesses. (In 1994 the definition was updated to suggest the use of HIV tests, but in practice they are prohibitively expensive.) Even when HIV tests are performed, many diseases that are endemic to Africa, such as malaria and TB, are known to cause false positives. The statistical picture of AIDS in Africa, consequently, is a communal projection based on very rough estimates of HIV positives, culled from select and small samples, which are extrapolated across the continent using computer models and highly questionable assumptions.
World Community Autism Program was founded in 2002 with the principal aim of redefining autism as a treatable condition, and to develop the program that can bring about improvement and recovery and allow these children to reach their full potential. We have stated many times, that the biological markers that are consistent in this population are measurable and it should be possible to develop a screening program to identify autism as a biological condition, and armed with that knowledge, to give parents the choice not to vaccinate, and to implement dietary and other programs that are known to produce the best outcome for these children. As well as biological markers, a family background of certain ‘autoimmune’ diseases, metabolic disorders and genetic and chromosomal differences and early signs of feeding disorder, movement disorder, visual disturbance should alert care-givers to a higher risk of the development of autism and the need to screen.
The immune response in autism: a new frontier for autism research
Means What We Eat, How We Live And Love, Alters How Our Genes Behave
fears about MMR in secret papers
Girl With a Boy's Brain
- Asperger Syndrome and the Children who ‘Don’t Quite Fit In’ 2003
Science-Nature Autistic ability 'underestimated'
Beautiful by Liam Scheff
and food dyes
WCAP Reading Room
and literature database
includes links to hundreds of articles, websites and online papers on issues including food intolerance, vaccination, allergy and immune dysfunction, brain differences, neurotoxins, visual anomalies, chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS, ADHD, and other conditions.
ADD is one of the few British-based organisations supporting rights based development work, exclusively with groups of disabled people in Africa and Asia.